"A sketchbook is a secret thing, a collection of unfinished and often times abandoned ideas never intended for public consumption—at least not in their current state. It’s a private space for honing one’s craft and workshopping, separating good ideas from those best left unexplored." -Brian Heater at The Daily Cross Hatch.

05 August 2010

Today's Inspiration: Carl G. Evers

Whenever I need some illustration inspiration (which is every day) I head over to Leif Peng's "Today's Inspiration" where he showcases illustrators from the the unparalleled era of the 1940's and 1950's.

Today, he showcased Carl G. Evers, a maritime artist who I'd never heard of, who painted in gouache! I paint in gouache a lot and let me tell you...even contemplating trying to approach Evers level of mastery over that medium is a daunting prospect.

Anyways, if you want to see some really fantastic maritime art, head on over to Leif's place for Charlie Allen's retrospective on Carl G. Evers.


  1. thanks for the intro to carl evers. love his work.

  2. He did covers for Proceedings mag. for many years.Allus dug his painting of the B'klyn Navy yard about a year before it closed.Captured the yard in a late afternoon type light. sir chrissy of wichy

  3. Huh. You know, I don't think I've ever seen a cover of Proceedings that had an illustration!

    Man! I've got to track down that Brooklyn Navy Yard painting! Thanks Sir Chrissy.